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Plainfield in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of the Blue Hills Fort and Camp

 
 
Site of the Blue Hills Fort and Camp Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
1. Site of the Blue Hills Fort and Camp Marker
Inscription. This marker is erected in memory of the brave Revolutionary soldiers from this vicinity who garrisoned this fort harassing and repulsing the invading enemy for seven months during the darkest period of the war.

From this outpost General Washington on June 26, 1777, finally turned back the whole British Army compelling them to evacuate the state.

Erected by Continental Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
1924

 
Erected 1924 by Continental Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 40° 36.526′ N, 74° 26.578′ W. Marker is in Plainfield, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Park Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Green Brook Park in Plainfield. Marker is in this post office area: Plainfield NJ 07060, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Drake House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Drake House Flag Pole (approx. 0.7 miles away); World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Memorial (approx.
Marker in Green Brook Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
2. Marker in Green Brook Park
The Blue Hill Fort protected the approaches to many of the American camps located in the Watchung Mountains. It was continually under attack until the British evacuated the area.
one mile away); Washington Rock (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Washington Rock (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Washington Rock (approx. 1.6 miles away); Plainfield Garden Club (approx. 1.7 miles away); Samptown Cemetery (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Plainfield.
 
Also see . . .  Article about the January 2010 theft of the Blue Hills Fort and Camp marker. (Submitted on March 11, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Blue Hills Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
3. Blue Hills Fort Marker
Marker is located just north of the playground in Plainfield's Green Brook Park.
Drake House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, May 17, 2008
4. Drake House
The Drake House is located on West Front Street, not far from the marker. It has been referred to as "Washington's Headquarters," but this may not be accurate. Washington did visit the house in 1777, according to the daughter of the owner at the time.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,327 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 17, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on May 18, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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